Teen Spotlights

Teen Spotlight: Laura Fields

stats: 17, Senior at Tallassee High School

notable: Tallassee City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, National Honor Society Historian, Distinguished Young Women Participant

quotable: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Just set a goal, and stop at nothing to achieve it.”

her story: Laura is a pro when it comes to leadership- she has held various positions in Tallassee High School’s Student Council since her freshman year. In addition, she has been in several leadership roles in her school’s band, including that of head majorette. Laura is active in the arts scene at Tallassee High School and is involved with show choir, concert band, and the drama department. When asked what inspires her, she answered, “I am inspired by what a person’s willpower can accomplish. Last year, my dad had a stroke and had to relearn how to walk and talk. It was very hard for him, but because of his determination, he accomplished so much in such a short period of time. I have never seen anyone overcome so much.”

what’s next: Laura has big plans for the future. She shares, “I am going to attend and graduate from Auburn University. While there, I plan to get a nursing degree and become a registered nurse. I have always loved being there for others, and I believe by becoming a nurse I can continue what I truly love.”

PG (parental guidance) rating: “My family always makes time for each other, no matter how busy we get. Especially if we have all had a busy week, we make plans to go shopping or get supper together, just so that we can spend quality time together. It has taught me how to prioritize my life, and how to make time for people, not just activities.”

parents’ perspective: “As Laura’s parents, we are very proud of Laura’s compassion and understanding of other people. Laura has always set goals for herself, but in doing so, she never gets so wrapped up in her own life that she can’t be there for her friends, family, and others.”

parent-to-parent: Linda and Brad believe that the best thing parents can do is be there for their children. Linda adds, “Conversation with your child about everything is vital, and it must be a two-way conversation with lots of listening on the parent’s part so that we fully understand.”

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